HADM 2021: Critical Thinking and Mathematical Modeling in Operations

Fall, Spring. 3 credits. Letter grades only (no audit).

Prerequisite: HADM 2011 or STSCI 2100 or ILRST 2100 or MATH 1710 or AEM 2100. Enrollment limited to: NSHA students.


  • Vincent Slaugh (vws8) - Fall 2023
  • Ruihao Zhu (rz383) - Spring 2024


Operations management is the study of how things work. In this class, we will discuss how operations management can be used to help a hospitality company compete. After completing this course, you will: (1) understand core concepts, models and managerial issues in service operations management, (2) critically assess the performance of service delivery processes, (3) learn how to manage supply and demand, (4) learn how to manage quality, (5) develop proficiency in a range of quantitative and qualitative techniques necessary for hospitality service organizations, (6) learn how to manage a project, and (7) apply the concepts and techniques learned in class to the analysis of real-world service delivery processes.